Period
to 26 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for KVM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited KVM over the 6 months to 26 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1002 878 975
Rank change year-on-year -124 +97 +20
Permanent jobs citing KVM 183 286 332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 0.75% 1.37% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 133 245 305
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,100 £34,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £85,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £48,250 £41,500
% change year-on-year -11.92% +16.27% -7.78%

KVM is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 24,266 20,935 25,003
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.72% 12.32% 12.22%
Number of salaries quoted 19,719 17,494 21,153
UK median annual salary £46,500 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.41% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing KVM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing KVM.

Salary trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing KVM over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Salary histogram for KVM in the UK

KVM
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the UK over the 6 months to 26 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -120 165 £55,000 -11.82% 43
UK excluding London -53 104 £42,500 -11.92% 35
London -104 78 £57,500 -11.54% 11
South East -33 34 £45,000 -11.33% 4
South West +11 22 £36,750 -22.63% 7
Scotland -30 14 £42,500 -22.73%
East of England -35 12 £34,500 -23.33% 5
North of England +5 11 £40,000 +9.59% 9
Yorkshire +19 7 £40,000 - 4
Midlands -2 7 £45,000 -30.77% 7
West Midlands - 7 £45,000 - 5
North West -20 4 £60,000 +80.45% 5
Northern Ireland +9 2 £40,000 -27.27%
Wales - 2 £38,750 - 3

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, IT jobs citing KVM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for KVM.

1 172 (93.99%) Linux
2 115 (62.84%) VMware
3 108 (59.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 100 (54.64%) DevOps
5 92 (50.27%) Ansible
6 90 (49.18%) Python
7 79 (43.17%) Puppet
8 78 (42.62%) Docker
9 69 (37.70%) Opscode Chef
10 66 (36.07%) MySQL
11 65 (35.52%) Apache
12 64 (34.97%) Configuration Management
12 64 (34.97%) Git (software)
12 64 (34.97%) Amazon AWS
13 58 (31.69%) Jenkins
13 58 (31.69%) PostgreSQL
14 52 (28.42%) Continuous Integration
14 52 (28.42%) Open Source
15 51 (27.87%) Windows
16 50 (27.32%) Nagios
17 48 (26.23%) Bash Shell
18 47 (25.68%) Firewall
19 46 (25.14%) Agile Software Development
20 45 (24.59%) Hyper-V
20 45 (24.59%) OpenStack
21 44 (24.04%) nginx
22 42 (22.95%) TCP/IP
22 42 (22.95%) Kubernetes
23 41 (22.40%) Data Centre
24 40 (21.86%) CentOS

KVM
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 65 (35.52%) Apache
2 45 (24.59%) OpenStack
3 44 (24.04%) nginx
4 20 (10.93%) Tomcat
5 17 (9.29%) Apache Solr
5 17 (9.29%) WebLogic
6 13 (7.10%) JBoss
7 12 (6.56%) iPlanet
7 12 (6.56%) Oracle Application Server
8 10 (5.46%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (4.37%) IIS
10 4 (2.19%) Jetty
10 4 (2.19%) WebLogic Portal
11 3 (1.64%) Apache Spark
11 3 (1.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 3 (1.64%) Traffic Server
11 3 (1.64%) WebSphere
12 2 (1.09%) CMS
12 2 (1.09%) Drupal
13 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.55%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 12 (6.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (2.19%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 64 (34.97%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (11.48%) Cloud Computing
2 21 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.46%) IaaS
4 7 (3.83%) Office 365
5 6 (3.28%) GitHub
5 6 (3.28%) PaaS
6 5 (2.73%) SaaS
7 3 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.64%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (1.64%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.64%) Route 53
7 3 (1.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (1.09%) Datadog
9 1 (0.55%) Cloudflare
9 1 (0.55%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.55%) NuGet
9 1 (0.55%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (25.68%) Firewall
2 42 (22.95%) TCP/IP
3 17 (9.29%) DNS
4 16 (8.74%) Internet
4 16 (8.74%) VPN
5 10 (5.46%) DHCP
5 10 (5.46%) OpenVPN
6 9 (4.92%) Ethernet
6 9 (4.92%) LAN
6 9 (4.92%) SAN
7 8 (4.37%) BGP
7 8 (4.37%) HTTP
7 8 (4.37%) WAN
8 7 (3.83%) DSL
8 7 (3.83%) MPLS
8 7 (3.83%) OSPF
9 6 (3.28%) IPsec
10 5 (2.73%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (2.19%) Reverse Proxy
11 4 (2.19%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (36.07%) MySQL
2 58 (31.69%) PostgreSQL
3 26 (14.21%) Redis
4 22 (12.02%) SQL Server
5 21 (11.48%) Apache Cassandra
6 13 (7.10%) MongoDB
7 11 (6.01%) Relational Database
8 7 (3.83%) Oracle Database
9 6 (3.28%) Aerospike
9 6 (3.28%) Hadoop
10 4 (2.19%) Big Data
11 3 (1.64%) NoSQL
11 3 (1.64%) RDBMS
12 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.55%) Amazon Aurora
13 1 (0.55%) Flink
13 1 (0.55%) Infinispan
13 1 (0.55%) MariaDB
13 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 64 (34.97%) Git (software)
2 58 (31.69%) Jenkins
3 25 (13.66%) Subversion
4 19 (10.38%) Vagrant
5 17 (9.29%) GoCD
6 7 (3.83%) Bugzilla
6 7 (3.83%) Buildbot
7 6 (3.28%) Mercurial
8 5 (2.73%) Maven
9 4 (2.19%) Ant
9 4 (2.19%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.64%) GitLab
10 3 (1.64%) Gradle
10 3 (1.64%) JIRA
10 3 (1.64%) JUnit
10 3 (1.64%) Selenium
10 3 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (1.64%) TestNG
11 2 (1.09%) Artifactory
General
1 14 (7.65%) Finance
2 13 (7.10%) Games
3 12 (6.56%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.73%) Retail
5 2 (1.09%) Banking
6 1 (0.55%) Law
6 1 (0.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 68 (37.16%) DevOps Engineer
2 47 (25.68%) Administrator
3 37 (20.22%) Linux Administrator
3 37 (20.22%) Systems Administrator
4 32 (17.49%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 32 (17.49%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 30 (16.39%) DevOps Administrator
6 25 (13.66%) Linux DevOps Administrator
7 19 (10.38%) Linux Engineer
8 18 (9.84%) Senior DevOps
8 18 (9.84%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 17 (9.29%) Operations Engineer
10 16 (8.74%) Systems Engineer
11 15 (8.20%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 13 (7.10%) Unix Engineer
13 12 (6.56%) Build Engineer
13 12 (6.56%) Linux Systems Engineer
13 12 (6.56%) Migration Engineer
14 11 (6.01%) DevOps Systems Engineer
15 10 (5.46%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.48%) Web Services
2 19 (10.38%) Middleware
3 15 (8.20%) Kafka
4 12 (6.56%) J2EE
4 12 (6.56%) LAMP
5 11 (6.01%) RabbitMQ
6 9 (4.92%) LEMP Stack
7 6 (3.28%) LAPP Stack
7 6 (3.28%) LDAP
7 6 (3.28%) libvirt
8 4 (2.19%) JSON
8 4 (2.19%) Node.js
9 3 (1.64%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (1.64%) JAX-RS
9 3 (1.64%) JDBC
9 3 (1.64%) REST
9 3 (1.64%) Spark Streaming
10 2 (1.09%) OpenVZ
10 2 (1.09%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (1.09%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 41 (22.40%) Data Centre
2 17 (9.29%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (8.74%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (7.65%) Clustering
5 12 (6.56%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (6.56%) Public Cloud
6 10 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (5.46%) Internet of Things
6 10 (5.46%) Private Cloud
7 9 (4.92%) Computer Science
7 9 (4.92%) Replication
8 6 (3.28%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (3.28%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (3.28%) Spread Betting
9 3 (1.64%) Fintech
10 2 (1.09%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.09%) Social Media
10 2 (1.09%) User Experience
10 2 (1.09%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 172 (93.99%) Linux
2 51 (27.87%) Windows
3 40 (21.86%) CentOS
4 32 (17.49%) Ubuntu
5 27 (14.75%) Unix
6 24 (13.11%) Debian
7 18 (9.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (9.29%) Windows Server
9 13 (7.10%) VMS
10 12 (6.56%) AIX
10 12 (6.56%) HPUX
10 12 (6.56%) Solaris
11 11 (6.01%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (3.28%) FreeBSD
12 6 (3.28%) Windows 10
12 6 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (2.73%) Windows 7
14 4 (2.19%) Fedora
15 3 (1.64%) VyOS
16 1 (0.55%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (54.64%) DevOps
2 64 (34.97%) Configuration Management
3 52 (28.42%) Continuous Integration
3 52 (28.42%) Open Source
4 46 (25.14%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (16.94%) High Availability
6 27 (14.75%) Disaster Recovery
6 27 (14.75%) ITIL
7 25 (13.66%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (9.84%) Collaborative Working
8 18 (9.84%) Load Balancing
9 17 (9.29%) Migration
10 14 (7.65%) Service Management
11 13 (7.10%) Converged Infrastructure
11 13 (7.10%) ITSM
12 12 (6.56%) Programme Management
12 12 (6.56%) Runbook
12 12 (6.56%) Service Delivery
12 12 (6.56%) TOGAF
13 11 (6.01%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 90 (49.18%) Python
2 48 (26.23%) Bash Shell
3 34 (18.58%) Java
4 30 (16.39%) Perl
5 27 (14.75%) Ruby
6 22 (12.02%) Shell Script
7 14 (7.65%) PHP
8 12 (6.56%) PowerShell
9 10 (5.46%) Go
10 7 (3.83%) JavaScript
11 6 (3.28%) SQL
12 4 (2.19%) C
13 3 (1.64%) Scala
14 1 (0.55%) C++
14 1 (0.55%) Groovy
14 1 (0.55%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 11 (6.01%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (5.46%) CCNP
3 7 (3.83%) JNCIP
4 4 (2.19%) CCNA
4 4 (2.19%) Degree
5 3 (1.64%) RHCE
6 2 (1.09%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.09%) MCSE
6 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.09%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.09%) PMP
6 2 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.55%) GPEN
7 1 (0.55%) MCP
7 1 (0.55%) Novell Certification
7 1 (0.55%) OSCP
7 1 (0.55%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.55%) VCP4
7 1 (0.55%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (12.02%) QA
2 12 (6.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (6.01%) ISO 14001
4 9 (4.92%) Cyber Essentials
4 9 (4.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 9 (4.92%) ISO 9001
5 7 (3.83%) PCI DSS
6 2 (1.09%) COBIT
7 1 (0.55%) GCP
System Software
1 108 (59.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 78 (42.62%) Docker
3 45 (24.59%) Hyper-V
4 27 (14.75%) Active Directory
5 19 (10.38%) VirtualBox
5 19 (10.38%) Xen
6 15 (8.20%) QEMU
7 13 (7.10%) iptables
7 13 (7.10%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (6.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 11 (6.01%) NFS
10 9 (4.92%) Ceph
10 9 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (4.37%) pfSense
11 8 (4.37%) Samba
12 4 (2.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (2.19%) LXC
12 4 (2.19%) oVirt
12 4 (2.19%) vSphere
12 4 (2.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 92 (50.27%) Ansible
2 79 (43.17%) Puppet
3 69 (37.70%) Opscode Chef
4 50 (27.32%) Nagios
5 42 (22.95%) Kubernetes
6 26 (14.21%) Terraform
7 20 (10.93%) Kibana
8 13 (7.10%) ZABBIX
9 12 (6.56%) HAProxy
10 11 (6.01%) Docker Swarm
10 11 (6.01%) Grafana
11 9 (4.92%) Bacula
11 9 (4.92%) Icinga
12 7 (3.83%) Consul
13 6 (3.28%) Mesos
14 5 (2.73%) Bareos
14 5 (2.73%) logstash
14 5 (2.73%) Munin
14 5 (2.73%) Prometheus
15 4 (2.19%) Cacti
Vendors
1 115 (62.84%) VMware
2 30 (16.39%) Cisco
3 27 (14.75%) Oracle
4 19 (10.38%) Google
4 19 (10.38%) Red Hat
5 17 (9.29%) Splunk
6 13 (7.10%) Sophos
6 13 (7.10%) Sun
7 12 (6.56%) Cognizant
7 12 (6.56%) PlateSpin
7 12 (6.56%) Veritas
8 11 (6.01%) Microsoft
9 10 (5.46%) Juniper
9 10 (5.46%) Perforce
10 8 (4.37%) Dell
11 7 (3.83%) HP
11 7 (3.83%) IBM
12 5 (2.73%) Atlassian
12 5 (2.73%) PagerDuty
13 4 (2.19%) SaltStack